Joanne Clifton, a former professional on Strictly Come Dancing, admitted that she stopped eating after being called ‘chubby.’ She weighed in on the weight row surrounding Tilly Ramsay.
Joanne Clifton was an ex-professional dancer on Strictly Come Dancing. She stopped eating when she was branded. “chubby.”
The dancer had thrown support behind Tilly Ramsay - who called out radio host Steve Allen after branded her a “chubby little thing. “She confessed earlier in the week that she had reached a point when she was utterly overwhelmed. “She stopped eating. “She was then referred to as the same.
Joanne described how she had stopped eating and just drank coffee, leaving her with a host of ongoing health problems.
“I was 26 when I was getting comments saying I was chubby and that, “She spoke as Tilly’s experiences were discussed on her brother Kevin Clifton’s podcast.
“I stopped eating. I was living on 11 espressos a day. It caused me heart palpitations, and I had to be in the hospital. I was fainting, and I had to be put on drips. My mother didn’t even recognize me. I’m anemic now, and it’s caused all sorts of health problems.”
Joanne thanked Tilly for standing up for her rights and calling for Steve’s face. “consequences” For his actions.
She continued: “I’m so glad Tilly is such a strong woman that she’s stood up for herself and called him out on it. She didn’t just let it go. I’m so happy that she’s done that, and everybody has been made aware.
“I don’t know if the guy will receive any consequences from it. I hope he does.
“I hope everyone learns from this lesson. Tilly, you are very kind.
After Tilly’s comments on LBC radio, Steve has been criticized by his fans.
He stated: “Tilly Ramsay is on Celebrity MasterChef Australia, is she? Well, she can’t be blooming well dance, I’m bored with her already. She’s a chubby little thing, isn’t she? Have you noticed? Probably her dad’s cooking, I should imagine.”
Tilly used social media to send a defiant message at Steve and her critics.
“Steve, please feel free to voice your opinions; however, I draw the line at commenting on my appearance. It’s such a shame that someone is trying to make such a positive experience negative,” She wrote.
“However, I won’t tolerate people that think it’s okay to comment and scrutinize anyone’s weight and appearance publicly.”